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April 2020

Earth Day

April 22

April 22, 2020 is Earth Day! And 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the event! Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Earth Day Bingo Check out our Earth Day page for more ways to learn & celebrate!

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June 2020

Virtual Teacher Training: Overview of IL AITC

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Illinois Ag in the Classroom online from 9 - 10 a.m. for "View From the Cab: An Overview of Illinois Ag in the Classroom." Learn all about the free resources & materials available to teachers! Click here to register. The session is free & will be conducted over Zoom. Recordings will also be sent to watch on demand for those who register.

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Virtual Teacher Training: Legen-dairy

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Illinois Ag in the Classroom online from 9 - 10 a.m. for "Legen-dairy Lessons about Milk and Moo-re." Learn all about the free dairy-related resources & materials available to teachers! Click here to register. The session is free & will be conducted over Zoom. Recordings will also be sent to watch on demand for those who register.

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Virtual Teacher Training: STEM & Leaves

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Illinois Ag in the Classroom online from 9 – 10 a.m. for “STEM and Leaves: Innovative STEM Lessons with an Ag Connection.” Learn all about the free STEM resources & materials available to teachers! Click here to register. The session is free & will be conducted over Zoom. Recordings will also be sent to watch on demand for those who register.

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Virtual Teacher Training: Scrambled States

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Illinois Ag in the Classroom online from 8 - 9 a.m. for "Scrambled States of America: Ag-Themed Books for Every State" Learn all about the free resources & materials available to teachers! Click here to register. The session is free & will be conducted over Zoom. Recordings will also be sent to watch on demand for those who register

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National Ag in the Classroom Virtual Summit

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Check out the line-up of virtual workshops from National Ag in the Classroom June 24-25! Each workshop will have a separate Zoom link & you will can register for just one workshop or all of them! (Note: times listed below are central time) 8 a.m. Scrambled States of America (elementary) 9:30 a.m. Cattle, Pigs, and Turkeys - Oh My! (all grades) 11 a.m. Hands-On, Problem-Based Learning Where Students Explore and Create (all grades) 12:30 p.m. Driving STEM - Super Soybean…

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National Ag in the Classroom Virtual Summit

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Check out the line-up of virtual workshops from National Ag in the Classroom June 24-25! Each workshop will have a separate Zoom link & you will can register for just one workshop or all of them! (Note: times listed below are central time) 8 a.m. Feeding the World and Protecting the Environment (secondary) 9:30 a.m. Integrating Agriculture through STEM (secondary) 11 a.m. Virtual Field Trip: Discover the Cows, Community and Journey of Dairy in Your Classroom (all grades) 12:30 p.m.…

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September 2020

Apple Orchard Virtual Field Trip

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Illinois Ag in the Classroom will host a virtual field trip to Braeutigam Apple Orchard in St. Clair County. Your class can watch live or watch the recording later. Click here to register for the Zoom link.

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Chick It Out Registration Deadline

September 25

McLean County Extension STEAM in the Classroom is offering a Fall 2020 "Chick It Out" Embryology Program for McLean County Schools! Registration is free and includes: Embryology curriculum 1 dozen fertilized chicken eggs from the University of Illinois campus Chick feed for the first few days after hatch Incubators, egg turners, candlers & more are available for check-out. Registration deadline: Sept. 25 Egg pick-up: Monday, October 5th, from 1 - 5 p.m. Chick drop-off: Thursday, October 29th, 8 a.m. -…

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October 2020

Virtual Field Trip: Pumpkin Farm

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Illinois Ag in the Classroom will host a virtual field trip to Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm near Minooka, IL Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. Your class can watch live or watch the recording later. Click here to register for the Zoom link.

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